Leaving Cert 2021 Update

I raised Leaving Cert Students concerns at the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting again last night with Minister for Education Norma Foley who is acutely aware of the stress on students and their parents.  She is working with the Leaving Cert Advisory Group which includes teachers, unions,  student and parents representatives to find the best…

Leaving Cert 2021

Mary has written to Minister Foley and the Taoiseach, on behalf of the Leaving Cert Class of 2021, asking that in the interest of fairness they be given the option of predictive grades for their Leaving Cert results.  Mary has been contacted by students, parents and teachers expressing concerns over the apparent fixed determination to…

Gaelscoil Colaiste Mhuire

Mary welcomes the news that the new school building for Gaelscoil Colaiste Mhuire will proceed to the next stage. This is following a meeting in early December with Minister Foley, School Principal and Chair, Dept of Education officials, other public representatives and Mary, the following was agreed : •        the design team can complete the…

School’s Summer Works Scheme

Mary welcomes the announcement from Minister Foley on December 7th of over €31 million in summer works scheme for 2021. In total 275 projects have been approved nationwide. The Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings….

Young Entrepreneur- Free Training

Inner City Enterprise Ltd are running FREE training for people aged between 18-30 interested in or starting or has recently started a business. The participants will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, engage in peer learning, hear from likeminded alumni business/social entrepreneurs and meet 1-1 with business mentors of Inner-City Enterprise. Click here…

Back to School 2020

Mary thanks all the teachers & support staff who have made the return to School for our children as smooth as possible. She wishes the parents, children and teachers the very best of luck for this academic year. The Department of Education have published a list of answers to frequently asked questions that you may…

BT Young Scientist 2021

Calling on students from across Dublin to submit their entries for the 2021 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), as the deadline for entries on Tuesday 22nd September nears. For the first time in its long history, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be delivered across a virtual platform from January 6th…

Women 4 IT- Training

Before politics Mary had a great career in Tech and would highly recommend it as sector to any woman.  If you are a young woman in Dublin, aged between 18 and 29 years and interested in free professional digital skills training check out https://www.ics.ie/ FREE training available to prepare 120 women for careers in the…

Back to School Allowance

If you haven’t received the Back to School Allowance, applications are still being accepted until September 30th.The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. You will need to apply online for the BTSCFA. The closing date for applications is 30…

Back to School

Mary was delighted to welcome  Minister Norma Foley TD to Seanad Eireann yesterday, July 28th  to outline her €375m plan to return one million students to school at the end Aug’20 which includes: ☑️Additional teachers & support staff☑️Funding to reconfigure classrooms☑️Enhanced cleaning☑️Extra psychologists & guidance counsellors For more information click here